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Call for Entries: Black Lives Matter Exhibit

Call for Entries

Deadline December 1

In Honor of MLK Day and Black History Month

Black Lives Matters Art Exhibit

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery at NCTC in Thief River Falls

January 8 – February 28, 2021 

Warren, Minnesota – The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce a call for entries for an exhibition of artwork that honors Black Lives Matter. Our country, and much of the world, is aware of Black Lives Matter. In honor of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month, it is especially timely that we come together to create art that reflects the spirit of BLM. 

Artists and creatives in NW Minnesota are invited to create artwork that reflects the theme Black Lives Matter. Artwork may consist of painting, drawings, mixed media, carvings, film, fiber, poems, songs, as well as a host of other mediums. We welcome a variety of art forms!

Artwork must be submitted for jury via photo in an email. It will only be accepted, if it supports the Black Lives Matter movement. Inquire beforehand if you have questions about this. Please email photo of artwork along with your name, contact information, title of artwork, size of artwork, and medium to Trey Everett at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com by December 1. If selected, artists may drop off art work at their choice of three locations, Crookston on December 14, Warren on December 15, or Thief River Falls on December 17. Times and exact locations of drop-off will be given at a later date. 

The art installation, Black Lives Matter will be open from January 8 through February 28, 2021 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland College and Technical School in Thief River Falls. Please visit our website for more information: www.NWArtsCouncil.org.

Call for Artists: Vast Magazine


VAST ART MAGAZINE is excited to announce the international open call for ISSUE N°02. See your work in print and published along side new, emerging, and established practices from around the world.

Thirty (30) artists will be selected and profiled in full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will receive a complimentary print issue along with an online feature and digital download for their archives. Learn more at https://vast.art/

VAST ART MAGAZINE is a new international visual art print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the expansive practice of artists and photographers from around the world, far and wide. 


Adrian Kupcsik (Düsseldorf, Germany) Alessandro Fogo (S. Benedetto del Tronto, Italy) Alessia Rollo (Lecce, Italy) Aparna Sarkar (Providence, Rhode Island) Brian Cirmo (Albany, New York) Brittany Ham (San Antonio, Texas) Caleb Churchill (Memphis, Tennessee) Cody Tumblin (Chicago, Illinois) Denton Peter McCabe (Santa Fe, New Mexico) Dorrell Bradford (Phoenix, Arizona) Elise Thompson (Brooklyn, New York) Five Car Garage (Santa Monica, California) Galerie Tanja Wagner (Berlin, Germany) Genevieve Cohn (Boston, Massachusetts) Grit Richter (Hamburg, Germany) Horizont Gallery (Budapest, Hungary) Isabel Yellin (Los Angeles, California) Jennifer Sullivan (Ridgewood, New York), Jess Krichelle (Los Angeles, California) Jess Holz (Boston, Massachusetts) Judith Ornstein (Brooklyn, New York) Kirsten Stoltmann (Los Angeles, California) Kristy Hughes (Valdosta, Georgia) Mason Kimber (Sydney, Australia) Michael Lundgren (Phoenix, Arizona) Nate Burbeck (Brooklyn, New York) Peter Cochrane (Richmond, Virginia) Ray Hwang (Ridgewood, New York) Samantha Rosenwald (Los Angeles, California) Seunggu Kim (Seoul, South Korea) Swen Renault (Paris, France) Thomas Mazzarella (Brussels, Belgium)  Tsailing Tseng(Taipei, Taiwan & Brooklyn, New York) Xavier Rodriguez (Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain) Dive deep into their individual artist profiles at https://vast.art/

ELIGIBILITY:  Visual Artists 18 years and older from the United States and Internationally are eligible to submit. All visual art mediums are welcome: painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, installation, video, new media, mixed media, and more. $35.00 USD non-refundable submission fee per artist submission of up to 10 images. 

DEADLINE: October 13, 2020
HOW TO APPLYhttps://vast.art

Call to Artists. Are you creating art that speaks directly to what is happening in the world today?

Coronavirus is impacting every aspect of our lives. Are you creating art that speaks directly to what is happening in the world today — social distancing, shelter in place or anxiety around a new virus?

For example, artistic photographs of families playing games; paintings related to events not occurring; or journaling on coronavirus and then creating poetry, writing songs, painting, drawing, or capturing photos specifically based on your journal entry.

This can be a time to create art directly related to your feelings during this time of hardship, anxiety, sickness, isolation, or very challenging change. Stay tuned — if this creates a body of work to show, the NWMAC may create a future exhibit around this theme — and stay safe!  

What are you creating?

Call for Art Exhibits at Minnesota State Capitol Gallery

Call issued for art exhibits in Minnesota State Capitol Gallery
The Minnesota Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee is looking for Minnesota artists or organizations who would like to display their work in the Capitol’s gallery space, located on the third floor of the Minnesota State Capitol.

Proposed exhibits may be in any visual medium, including paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fabric, paper, book arts, printmaking, or any performance medium, including dance, music, spoken word, storytelling, or any other form of artistic expression that can be reasonably and appropriately accommodated in the Capitol.

Legislation passed in 2018 established parameters for art to be considered by the committee. Art exhibits should “tell Minnesota stories and engage people to: (1) reflect on Minnesota history, (2) understand Minnesota government, (3) recognize the contributions of Minnesota’s diverse peoples, (4) inspire citizen engagement, and (5) appreciate the varied landscapes of Minnesota.”  Proposals will need to meet at least one of these criteria to be eligible.

No compensation will be provided to artists or art organizations for display of their work, and sales of works are prohibited while on display in the Capitol.

Applicants may apply at http://bit.ly/Capitolart, and are asked to submit images of their proposed work via cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Adobe CC or similar. 

Those with limited access to the Internet may request a hard copy of the application form by contacting
Vic Thorstenson at victor.thorstenson@state.mn.us or (651) 201-2770.
Hard copy forms and electronic or hard copy images may be submitted in mail or delivered in person to:
MN Capitol Art Advisory Committee, 50 Sherburne Avenue, Suite 200, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Attn: Vic Thorstenson.

The deadline for proposals is March 20, 2020.

Call for Art: Water 2020

What: A region-wide biennial, Water 2020: A Minnesota Biennial, open to people currently based in the state and displaced indigenous people whose nations originated in Mni Sóta Makoce, Land Where the Waters Reflect the Clouds.
Where: Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M), with subsequent venues to be announced.
When: May 7 – September 6, 2020, with subsequent exhibition dates to be announced.
Application period: November 7 – January 27, 2020 (11:59pm CST).

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M), located on traditional, ancestral, and contemporary homelands of the Dakhóta, announces a call to artists for a juried, region-wide biennial focused on the theme of water, May 7, 2020 – September 6, 2020.

Imni Za Ska, now known as Saint Paul, Minnesota is a place name which refers to the white bluffs along the Mississippi River. This water body is a life-giving force which runs a mere block from our space. The M’s proximity to this complex and storied river system is a reminder of the flowing of water from one community to the next and of the fact that every aspect of our lives is dependent on water. We come from water.

The river also speaks to colonial settler violence. Sacred to its original stewards, the river served as the dividing line for colonizing acts by the United States that removed indigenous people from their lands. Once pristine, the river has been polluted, and ecosystems disrupted by mills and subsequent industry and habitation. As climate change continues to intensify, disparities in access to clean and abundant water along lines of race, class, and gender have become defining issues of our time.

The M invites artists connected to the lakes, marshes, streams, rivers, and groundwaters of our region to submit work in any media that engages these issues, including those who seek to foster appreciation and care for these water systems through their art. With this biennial, the M seeks to highlight the important role artists across the rural and urban communities in our region are playing in fostering conversation, awareness, and new ways of thinking about water through ecological, social, political, historical, creative, and aesthetic lenses. We welcome collaborative approaches that broaden conversations for the many constituents that rely on the river in one form or another. We welcome applicants who do creative work but do not identify as artists.

This 2020 biennial revives and builds on the M’s tradition of surveying contemporary artistic practices in the state of Minnesota. In recognition of their historical, spiritual, and personal connection to the land and water, as well as their history of displacement from this region, we encourage indigenous peoples whose nations originated in this area to bring their voices to this exhibition regardless of their current location. The opportunity is also open to artists currently based in Minnesota.

The exhibition will be juried by a panel that includes Matthew Fluharty, a visual artist, writer, and Executive Director of Art of the Rural; Dakota Hoska, Assistant Curator of Native Arts the Denver Art Museum; Laura Joseph, Curator of Exhibitions at the Minnesota Museum of American Art; and Jovan C. Speller, a visual artist, curator, and Program Director at Metro Regional Arts Council.

The M aims to make this opportunity accessible. If there is something that we can do to make it easier to apply, please feel free to email or call Laura Joseph (ljoseph@mmaa.org; 651.797.2853). We welcome all suggestions and requests.

In addition to offering one-on-one support, the M will host a series of workshops for artists needing assistance with their application. Watch for dates and information on our website mmaa.org/events and on social media.

Minnesota Museum of American Art is one of the oldest visual arts organizations in Minnesota, with roots stretching back to the 19th century. Based in Saint Paul, the M currently holds more than 5,000 artworks that showcase the unique voices of American artists, guided by the belief that art should reflect the constantly shifting landscape that defines the American experience. The M opened its new museum facility in the Historic Pioneer Endicott in December 2018 and has plans to expand further, with additional galleries scheduled to open in 2021.

For more information about the M, visit mmaa.org, or follow @mnmuseum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Application requirements: 

The M requests artists submit digital images/files of original, existing artwork via the application portal at water2020-aminnesotabiennial.artcall.org for consideration. The M will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in exhibition publicity. Beyond such use, the artist retains full copyright of exhibited work. All entries need to be of EXISTING work.

Submitting an entry indicates that, should it be selected, you agree to make your work available by the specified date, for the full duration of the exhibition and for the exhibition tour (venues and dates to be announced).

  • There is a limit of five artwork submissions per artist or artist collaborative.
  • Artists may submit one image for each work. For artists who wish to submit an alternate view or a detail image, please incorporate both views as a side-by-side comparison in one image file.
  • Original attachment filenames are discarded, as all filenames are automatically renamed on upload.
  • Submission attachments must be under 4 mb and a maximum of 4800px on the longest side.
  • Users can upload the following image based file types as long as they are under 4mb file size: jpg and png.
  • Users can upload the following additional file formats as long as they are under 25mb file size: mp3, mp4, mov, and pdf.
  • Submission attachments are permanently resized into 3 separate sizes (regardless of the original size): 100px, 1080px, maximum saved dimension setting (1920px by default).
  • Please complete all required fields including: physical dimensions, description, title, date, and media.
  • Along with images, artists must submit an artist statement (500 words max). Your artist statement should give an overall sense of your submitted work and the concepts and questions that drive it. Tell us what it is, how you made it, and why you made it.
  • Accepted artwork must be the actual artwork as seen in the submitted images. 
  • The M will arrange for pickup and return of the artwork. 


This video provides a tutorial about the submission process.
Here is some guidance about photographing your work for submission.


November 7, 2019: Application call opens.
January 27, 2020: Application deadline (11:59pm CST).
February 18, 2020: Notification of selection (or artwork selected) emailed to artists.
February 24, 2020: Accepted artists submit bio and high-res images.
April 1 – April 16, 2020: Artwork picked up by museum staff. May 7, 2020: Exhibition opens at the M.
May 8, 2020: Reception and Juror’s Talk (tentative date).
September 6, 2020: Exhibition closes.
Touring venues and dates to be announced.